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What is Rider?

Rider is a new cross-platform .NET IDE based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper. Rider supports .NET Framework, the new cross-platform .NET Core, and Mono based projects. This lets you develop a wide array of applications including .NET desktop applications, services and libraries, Unity games, Xamarin apps, ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core web applications.

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"Rider mejor IDE multiplataforma"

What do you like best?

Rider ha mejorado enormemente nuestras operaciones comerciales de muchas maneras. Al utilizar Rider, tenemos una mejor comunicación entre los equipos, un mayor tiempo de respuesta y una organización óptima de la planificación de la gestión de tareas.

What do you dislike?

Rider no tiene muchos aspectos desfavorables, pero la característica que menos se utiliza en mi empresa es la función de biblioteca; pero esto no quiere decir que el alojamiento de información de fondo y recursos relevantes no sea fácil de usar y beneficioso en Rider.

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Rider es una herramienta de software de TI muy fácil de usar y eficiente. Mi compañía ha incrementado enormemente nuestras operaciones comerciales de muchas maneras gracias a Rider, y yo recomendaría esta herramienta para compañías de una variedad de industrias.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hemos mejorado considerablemente la forma en que llevamos a cabo los proyectos de principio a fin, la forma en que se priorizan las diferentes tareas y elementos, y la forma en que se produce la comunicación entre los distintos equipos y departamentos. Tenemos súper usuarios del software y luego usuarios de nivel inferior que son capaces de realizar funciones básicas.

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"Not yet completely production ready"

What do you like best?

All the good things from resharper but much faster to use. The build in git client is super easy to use.

What do you dislike?

The IDE does sometime seem to lose sync with the code on the disk. It also seem to have a problem with loading projects now and then. I haven't had any sync problems for the last couple of weeks, so It is getting better but there is still room for improvement before I can fully recommend it for use in production. Also there are not that many extensions yet unfortunately. One of the big ones that are missing is a dictionary.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would suggest you to try it out and see if you have the same problems as I have had with regard to syncing. As I wrote I haven't experienced any problems the last couple of weeks so it might be fixed. The only thing holding me back from a full endorsement is the amount of extensions. I am sure it will grow so I expect to be able to fully endorse Rider withing the next year.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a more effective way of writing code and feels less bloated than visual studio

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"C# development like it should be "

What do you like best?

I hated to develop in C# when I was in college because of Visual Studio, I'm not a fan at all, a few years later I decided to give it another try, this time with rider after I bought the All products pack from Jetbrains. I still don't like C# but I admit that is not because of the IDE, I'm more of a Java guy, and this ide is so close to IntelliJ IDEA that there is not much to lear, totally recommended.

What do you dislike?

Price tag by itself is high, as a pack of the All Products Pack is pretty reasonable.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you already have tried IntelliJ IDEA you'll love Rider for sure.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

C# thinkering and reading code from my coworkers, I'm the Java Expert but learning to do C# now.

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"Rider is a solid business efficiency software"

What do you like best?

Rider has vastly improved our business operations in many ways. By using Rider, we have better communication amongst teams, increased turnaround time, and optimal organization of planning task management.

What do you dislike?

Rider does not have many unfavorable aspects, but the feature that is utilized the least at my company is library function; but this is not to say that the housing of background information and relevant resources is not user-friendly and beneficial in Rider.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Rider is a very user-friendly and efficient IT software tool. My company has tremendously increased our business operations in many ways thanks to Rider, and I would recommend this tool for companies across a variety of industries.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have greatly improved the way we conduct projects from start to finish, how different tasks and items are prioritized, and how communication occurs across various teams and departments. We have super users of the software and then lower level users that are able to perform basic functions.

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"Delightful to use in Mac"

What do you like best?

Rider behaves like a pro in Mac without anything to miss from Visual Studio, indeed, several functions from Resharper are integrated and makes a better experience than VS for Mac or VS Code. I've compared the debugging experience comparing VS for Mac, VS Code and Rider, and Rider gaves me the best option. Unit testing is easy to use.

What do you dislike?

I think Rider could be better if support for previous ASP.NET MVC versions work better than now in Mac. I've not been able to make a ASP.NET MVC (.NET 4.5) to run under Rider in Mac

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Rider is by far the best tool in MAC, even if you compare it with VS for Mac, because you will not miss the great experience you enjoy on Visual Studio in Windows and adding the great feeling of Resharper.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I develop ASP.NET Core and REST Services in RIder in a daily basis, so it is my first option in Mac. Also a note of REST Client directly integrated in the IDE makes Rider the only tool I need for my development tasks.

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"Clean IDE for reading C# code."

What do you like best?

I'm not a developer anymore, but I still need to read C# code from time to time to make sure I do understand what we are selling out to the finest grained details. This IDE makes that really easy.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, for the purpuses of what I need this is perfect

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you can avoid Visual Studio and use Rider for C# do it. Unless you are a die hard Microsoft fan there is no real reason to use the Default IDE

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reading C# code and from time to time running, building and executing something to make sure it works.

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"Rider: A flexible and powerful ID"

What do you like best?

I develop websites and I think Ride is an elegant IDE very easy to install and configure, flexible and very customizable. You can download it directly from the official site without providing your personal information. I use macOs saws and could install it very easily. Ride allows you to integrate your project with version drivers such as GIT, Mercurial, among others.

When you start Ride after the installation, a wizard will guide you through the basic configuration, where you can choose the skin of the working environment, as well as the colonization of the code.

Ride is optimized for development in a.NET environment. It has a project and package manager that allows you to develop an excellent workflow.

Rides is very fast, really amazing, when compared to other programs that do the same, like the Visual Studio Suit.

What do you dislike?

Existen versiones alternativas a Ride totalmente gratis, como Visual Studio Code , ante esto uno pede pensar en usar una herramienta gratis, pero Ride tiene mucho que ofrecer aunque para muchos pueda ser difícil de pagar. One of the things you will notice after installing Ride is that additional dependencies must be installed to manage or create new projects.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ride provides remarkable performance, and can become a favorite development tool for many programmers. Its high performance guarantees an exceptional workflow, with multiple features and highly customizable, in short, a development tool that can take much of the market.

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"Review for Rider"

What do you like best?

Cool design and IDE style.

Smart syntax highlight and auto-correction

Good usage or syntax suggestions.

Similar environment with any other IDEA products like Intellij and PyCharm.

What do you dislike?

Large size of the IDE, consume more memory than other IDEs like Visual Studio

Still using the same framework and structures of Visual Studio.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Could use this and compare to Visual Studio.

Choose Rider or Visual Studio for .net related C# development depending on personal habits.

Both have strengths and weaknesses.

Recommend beginners who didn't use Visual Studio for development before to use Rider directly first.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

C# .net development

Implemented web development and azure functions implementation

Code testing and debugging

Azure function cloud deployment.

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"Great visual studio alternative"

What do you like best?

Solution load performance. I use both visual studio (w/ reSharper ultimate) and Rider, performance is vastly better on rider when it comes to large scale refactoring and other activities that would fill me with dread on visual studio. (Namespace changed, removing unused usings)

What do you dislike?

Very limited external plugins. Compared to visual studio. It would really benefit from an AWS toolkit.(This is really my main gripe as an avid AWS User, if this was available, I wouldn't shut up about how great Rider is) Up until 2017.3 it didn't have great support for .net core / .net standard projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I'd whole heatedly recommend switching to rider.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Increased productivity when carrying out refactors.

Much better load performance with larger solutions

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"Best tool to edit unity C# scripts "

What do you like best?

It's as easy to use as intellij Idea, has great visual cues for colorblind people like me, great for teams developing and mantaining workflow

What do you dislike?

It's a great product, but still lags behind IntelliJ Idea, It's a mature product, but not as mature as Idea

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

C# editing for unity

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"JetBrains creates great tools, I hope some day Rider would replace Visual Studio"

What do you like best?

* The price is much lower than Visual Studio

* It has same refactorings as the ReSharper

* It's extremely lightweight

* It's first good IDE with C# support on Mac and Linux

What do you dislike?

* Many project types are not supported

* .NET Core support is not so good as .NET Standard

* Some features work only after Visual Studio install and thus Rider cannot be used completely independently

* Build and Debug on Mac can produce different results as on Windows

* Project have a lot of opened bug reports (See https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/RIDER)

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

* Use as a fast and lightweight IDE for some projects

* Investigate solutions available on the market

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"A great way to write .NET code on the Mac"

What do you like best?

Very convenient .NET IDE with a lot of great plug-ins and a high level of customization. By far the most powerful solution for writing .NET Core Apps for the Mac.

What do you dislike?

Workspace can become a bit messy using a lot of the built-in features or plug-ins. Also getting the initial set-up of the App and Frameworks done can be a bit of a hassle.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been looking for a good Mac .NET IDE that can compete with the experience of Visual Studio on Windows. Rider has been a perfect alternative for that.

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"Solid solution, but not the best for me"

What do you like best?

I was using it for .NET core application. The best thing that I experienced was debugging. Surprisingly I would say they have the best debugger I've used so far. It has intelligent suggestions while debugging.

What do you dislike?

The most significant thing for me that editor or ide must have is performance. Although Rider is pretty quick in comparison with other IDEs like Visual Studio or even web storm, it still had to "think" too long sometimes.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're used to IDEs performance overall, I would definitely recommend give Rider a try. If you're more Sublime/VS code or even VIM user, you wouldn't be as much excited.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development is my job. As mentioned earlier, debugging was really great!

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"Cool cross-platform .Net IDE"

What do you like best?

The best part about this .NET IDE is the cross-platform availability Windows, Mac, Linux. This IDE really help me to keep on my projects on any OS. Also, this IDE is extremely fast compared to other products you can find on the market.

What do you dislike?

Since this is a new IDE, there is a couple of things they need to fix. You will surely come across a couple of errors.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this product, we are now able to develop on any OS we want.

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"This is heavy"

What do you like best?

Rider brings you a wide range of different functionalities that are really useful in Unity, ASP .NET and other Microsoft frameworks.

What do you dislike?

When starting the program, sometimes, it takes too much to start.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

C# IDE

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"Rider Review"

What do you like best?

The git build is really nice, really well done. Makes my job much easier. Makes me work faster and eliminates mistakes. Being able to work across platforms is really nice too! Just the different functionalities across the board are much appreciated.

What do you dislike?

Can't do too much externally with plugins and the like. A lot of project management tools aren't supported either.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finding solutions on the market, debugging problematic issues that arise in the day-to-day

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"Great complete IDE with lots of framework and tool integrations"

What do you like best?

The interface is very clear and easy to navigate and it integrates a lot of frameworks and everyday tools that make your life as a programmer easier.

What do you dislike?

Very heavy on the CPU. It can be a problem when working on an old or budget computer.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Software development. It saves a lot of time to have frameworks, tools and code inspection integrated.

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"Rider"

What do you like best?

It was an inexpensive and efficient program for the company to use. I also like you can preview pre-release builds.

What do you dislike?

I think the program can expand into more than what it is now.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The automatic routine checks help speed up production, allowing the developing team to use their time more efficiently.

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"Good"

What do you like best?

I like the UI and flexibility of the features. I also like training mode of the software. This lets me develop a wide array of applications specially ASP.NET Core web applications. As a web developer, I can conveniently use.NET libraries.

What do you dislike?

I would suggest more UX features and quality. I also suggest for multiple programming language options.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes, I would like to recommend to get business efficiency and development convenience.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Efficiency

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"Rider is good for C# productivity"

What do you like best?

Quick refactoring of code blocks by smart hint.

What do you dislike?

Some learning curve if you come from Visual Studio

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Better than Visual Studio's support for Mac

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Can be installed and used on Mac

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"Very good alternative to VS"

What do you like best?

Besides from the user interface, another great thing about Rider is its db integration which is incredible easy to use.

What do you dislike?

No major flaws, however the VS debugger is slightly better than Rider's so there is something that can be improvement.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Without a doubt the main business problem solved was being to use a C# IDE in our company

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"Great alternative to Visual Studio"

What do you like best?

Asides from the UI, the best thing about Rider is its database integration which is very straight forward to use.

What do you dislike?

Not really a flaw, but when you compare it to the debugger of VS there is room for improvement.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main problem Rider has solved is being to use a C# IDE in Linux in our organisation.

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"Rider rocks!"

What do you like best?

Rider is an impeccable piece of software that has helped with numerous business deals and with efficiency.

What do you dislike?

Rider still has some glitches that need to be worked out, such as slow loading and processing, and sometimes a lack of algorithmic reading.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My business and I are solving money issues and heightening profit using rider.

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"Rider Software "

What do you like best?

Rider software makes it fairly simple to create projects. I enjoy using the software for content. I always go back to Rider, I’d highly recommend

What do you dislike?

I don’t have a dislike about rider. Sometimes it runs slow but that could likely be my computer so I don’t put that on the software!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Content creation

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"Overally pretty great"

What do you like best?

Version control integration with an IDE! Awesome!

What do you dislike?

At some point, the software decides to favor the C# solution over my Javascript files, when I really need to view both of these at the same time.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's great to have an IDE that integrates with both Unity and version control.

Rider User Ratings

8.8
Ease of Use
Average: 8.0*
8.6
Quality of Support
Average: 8.0*
10.0
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.3*
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